Well, YYC, we’re not sure how we got here, but it’s almost that time again! From pop-ups to fresh opportunities to get some air, work up a sweat and socialize safely, the city has totally come to life under the heat of the sun. For those who are a little lost, here are just 10 things to do this weekend in Calgary! We think it’s going to be a good one, friends!
SPEND SOME (DELICIOUS) QUALITY TIME WITH YOUR PET!
Just in time for some of the hottest weather we’ve seen in a long while, Lanny Boy’s Ice Cream, Calgary’s highly anticipated pet-friendly pop-up has officially opened its doors! This weekend, leash up your fur baby and pop in for a treat fit for two!
Where: 117 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
STOP & SMELL THE ROSES AT NIKKA YUKO’S OPENING WEEKEND
Established in 1967, Nikka Yuko was “was built to recognize contributions made by citizens of Japanese ancestry to the multi-cultural community of Lethbridge,” and emulates the many authentic gardens overseas. This place by far one of the most beautiful spots in all of Alberta and this June, rescheduled from last month, it finally reopens for the season! Check it out, Calgary.
When: Thursday, June 3rd
Where: Corner of 9th Ave S &, Mayor Magrath Dr. S, Lethbridge
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
ENJOY A BREW & A VIEW IN GOOD COMPANY
We hope you’re thirsty, Calgary because starting this Tuesday, June 1st to Tuesday, September 7th, Calgarians will FINALLY be able to book out picnic tables and enjoy a European-style drink or two at various parks around the city as part of a new pilot program encouraging people to get out and stay safe during a long hot COVID summer. Be safe, be responsible and half fun, friends!
BREAK OUT THE NEON FOR COBB’S ’80S ADULT NIGHT
Get ready, folks, because this spring in celebration of the season and fashion’s greatest hits, Cobb’s Adventure Park will be holding a totally ’80s adults-only event where guests can enjoy the sun, themed drinks, food and roos! From neon legwarmers to jelly bracelets, Grace Jones and Madonna, this wacky evening is going to be an incredible time for everyone… well, except your kids who will have to stay at home while you frolic with adorable farm animals.
When: Saturday, June 5th
Where: 1500 84 St NE, Calgary, AB
Time: 6 pm
GO FOR SCOOT
Feel the wind through your hair! After a long harsh winter and a pretty gloomy springtime, E-scooters have returned to Calgary this time with a few changes to the system. Check out the link above for everything that you might need to know before going for a ride this weekend!
EXPLORE THE QUARRY PARK SPRING MARKET
The warmer weather is here, which means so are late-night walks, flip-flops, and sunny day activities! One of our free and easy favourites? The Kensington Market! If you’re a big fan like we are, hold on to your bags, because they’ve actually set a date for this weekend!
When: Saturday, June 5th
Where: Parking lot of Cardel – 80 Quarry Park Blvd
Time: 11 am – 4pm
CHECK OUT THE DUNVEGAN GARDEN CENTRE
‘Tis the season for flowers, succulents, and green thumbs! Located just southwest of Calgary at Granary Road, Dunvegan Gardens carries both indoor and outdoor plants, landscaping supplies, gardening tools, and a ton more. This June, check them out and breathe a little life back into your home!
When: Thursdays – Mondays
Where: 226066 112 Street W, Foothills County
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
SUPPORT LOCAL THEATRICS
There’s not much time left, friends! This weekend check out The Smartest Girl In The World, a heartwarming play about complex family dynamics, redemption and personal drive with incredible performances, beautiful sets and amazing writing by the folks at Calgary’s StoryBook Theatre.
Date: Until, Sunday, June 13th, 2021
Time: 2 pm and 7 pm
Location: Online at the link above
TAKE PART IN A CITY-WIDE SCAVENGER HUNT
Organized by Parks Calgary in cooperation with PlayCityYYC will challenge those looking to get out and about to a game of wit, speed, and problem-solving. This Saturday, take part in a city wide-scavenger hunt that will have you racing for clues, exploring the city, and hopefully, winning some killer prizes1
When: Every Saturday
RE-CENTER WITH AN OUTDOOR YOGA CLASS
Inhale, exhale, stretch and sweat at this all-ages, totally free Yoga class in Stanley Park. After the year we’ve just had, there’s really no better way to spend an afternoon than by winding down and breathing in some fresh air with your toes in the grass.
Where: 1300 12 Street Northeast
Time: 1 pm
And Just like that it’s already Thursday! There you have, it friends – 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend. Now get yourselves out there and enjoy yourselves!
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